ABS is used in Excel to calculate the absolute value of a number. The absolute value of a number is the distance of the number from zero on the number line. The absolute value of a number is always positive, no matter what the sign of the number is.
The syntax of ABS in Excel is ABS(number). This function will return the absolute value of the number that is passed into it.
In Excel, the ABS function takes a number and calculates the absolute value of that number. The absolute value of a number is the magnitude of the number, without regard to its sign. For example, the absolute value of 3 is 3, and the absolute value of -5 is 5.
There are a few instances in which you should not use ABS in Excel. One instance is if you are trying to find the absolute value of a negative number. Another instance is if you are using a function that already calculates the absolute value for you.
ABS() in Excel is the absolute value function. It takes a number and returns the absolute value of that number, meaning it returns the positive value of the number regardless of its sign.
Other similar formulae in Excel include:
- AVERAGE() returns the average value of the cells in the specified range.
- MAX() returns the largest value in a range of cells.
- MIN() returns the smallest value in a range of cells.